If you have not paid your ANNUAL membership Dues
they are Delinquent!
$10/Member LATE FEE begins April 15

LATE FEE of $10/Membership
AFTER APRIL 14, 2019
Memberships received after June 1 do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards

You can pay dues ONLINE or MAIL!
before April 15 to avoid late fee!

PAY ONLINE (click here)

PAY VIA MAIL (click here)


Adult membership dues are a flat fee of $50.00 per herd prefix.
For each additional individual member per prefix, an additional $25.00 per person.
Those adult members who do not own cattle pay $25.00 per membership.
Junior members pay $5.00 per membership.
Removed from Holstein USA Membership March 15.
Late Fee of $10.00 per adult membership April 15 or later.

A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email  jwright@missouriholstein.com



Southern National Spring Show

The Southern National Holstein and Jersey show is scheduled for April 8-13, 2019. Entries are due March 15. There is a website with rules, entries, and schedule. Click below for complete details.

Southern National Entry & Information Packet



There are five district shows. If you are in the area, go and support your local dairy breeders at their district shows. It is a great way to get to know other breeders. Some districts also have meals and other activities planned. If you have any questions just give your district president or me a call. South Central district show date is not yet finalized.


June 21-23 Arkansas Juniors
4-State Dairy Days, Bentonville

TBD Northeast District Show

July 13 South Central District Show, Ava with Douglas County Fair

July 16 West Central District Show
Held at Cass County Fairgrounds, Pleasant Hill.

August 16 ~ 8:00 AM Southwest District Show, MO state Fair.
Held in conjunction with Stat Fair


The Association is now recognizing both 40-Year Members and 50-Year Members.

Congratulations to the following Missouri Holstein Members
who have been National Members for 40 Years!

Jay Moreland, Harrisonville

Congratulations to the following Missouri Holstein Members
who have been National Members for 50 Years!

No 50-Yr members for 2019



Dallas Cornelius, Easton, MO
Janice Perry, Republic, MO


Holstein Launches
Marketplace Sires

Holstein Association USA announces a new service to assist Holstein breeders to market semen to other dairy cattle breeders. Holstein Marketplace Sires, a division of Holstein Services Inc., provides a new and unique avenue for Holstein breeders to market their genetics. Under the program, the bull owners retain ownership of the bulls, and Holstein Marketplace Sires provides the vehicle for the semen to be sold.

Four bulls are offered at this time and semen is $20 a unit, shipping will be billed directly from Hawkeye Breeders Service Inc., Adel, IA. For large volume orders of 250 units or more, call Carl Kent at 800.952.5200, ext. 4121.

For more information contact Holstein Association at 1-800-952-5200 or visit HolsteinUSA.com/Marketplace to view bulls and pedigree information.

AI Clinic

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**THIS CLASSI IS FULL** But, we are looking to schedule a another session in 2 weeks. Please call the office at 417-256-2391 to get on the wait list.

Dairy Producers Previously Enrolled in the Livestock Gross Margin Program Now Eligible for 2018 Margin Protection Program

Retroactive Enrollment Begins March 25

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that dairy producers who elected to participate in the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle Program (LGM-Dairy) now have the opportunity to participate in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) for 2018 coverage. Sign-up will take place March 25 through May 10, 2019.

Producers enrolled in 2018 LGM-Dairy, administered by USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), previously were determined by the 2014 Farm Bill to be ineligible for coverage under MPP-Dairy, a safety net program available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).

“The 2018 Farm Bill included substantial changes to USDA dairy programs,” said FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. “This includes the ability for producers with LGM coverage to retroactively enroll in MPP-Dairy for 2018. It also integrated recent improvements to the MPP-Dairy in the new Dairy Margin Coverage program, beginning with the 2019 calendar year.”

The MPP-Dairy program offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the national all-milk price and the national average feed cost — the margin — falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producers in a dairy operation. LGM-Dairy is an insurance product that provides protection when feed costs rise or milk prices drop. The gross margin is the market value of milk minus feed costs.

This retroactive sign-up is only for dairy producers with 2018 LGM coverage who produced and commercially marketed milk in 2018 but did not obtain full year MPP-Dairy coverage. FSA will notify eligible producers by postcard and provide a one-time payment for all of the months in 2018 that had margins triggering MPP-Dairy assistance.

“I’m pleased that dairy producers will now be able to take advantage of enrolling in both Livestock Gross Margin and the Margin Protection Program for 2018 coverage,” RMA Administrator Martin Barbre said. “The 2018 Farm Bill gave dairy producers more options like these and when combined with the new Dairy Protection Program offered by RMA, that means more overall coverage for dairy producers.”

Eligible producers can enroll during the sign-up period at their local USDA service center. To locate your office, visit farmers.gov.

Holstein America Returns Feb. 2019 on RFD-TV. Click image to still view show.

Click on Image below to view video following the air date.



Update: When Will You See Farm Bill Implementation?
By: FarmJournal's MILK issue Feb. 28, 2019, by: Mike Opperman

Dairy producers have been waiting for news about when they will be able to benefit from some of the provisions outlined in the 2018 farm bill. The government shutdown delayed much of the payments outlined in the bill and also set aside opportunities for producers to sign up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

USDA Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue provided an update on farm bill timelines:

End of April: USDA to issue premium refunds to dairy farmers. The 2018 farm bill provides payback to producers who participated in the former Margin Protection Program between 2014 and 2017. There are two options: get half of the insurance premiums back in direct payments or receive 75% as a credit toward purchasing coverage under the DMC.

June 17: DMC signup opens. Perdue says he expects DMC payments to begin as soon as July 8, according to Jim Wiesemeyer, Washington analyst with Pro Farmer. Monthly payouts will be retroactive to January.

September 1: Commodity program signups. Producers who also grow crops can decide whether to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) which, according to Wiesemeyer, trigger payments when either a producer’s average revenue or a commodity’s price falls below levels set by Congress.

December 1: General enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program. The 2018 Farm Bill gradually increases a cap on the number of acres that can be enrolled in CRP, from 24 million to 27 million by 2023, Wiesemeyer says.

New Program 2019:
- January Rate: 7.99. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.51 per cwt.
- February Rate: 8.22. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.28 per cwt.


April 9 - 13 Southern Spring National, Stillwater
April 10 Women In Dairy - Conway, MO 10:30am - 2pm
USDA NRCS - Soil Lab trailer and Plot Rainfall Simulator

April 15 MHA Dues LATE and require additional $10/adult late fee

April 15 Cow Camp Registration deadline

May 22 - 24 Cow Camp, Freistatt

June 1 MHA Membership dues received after June 1 are not eligible for Association Sponsored Awards.

June 15 Ozark Empire Fair Entry Deadline

June 24 - 27 National Holstein Convention, Wisconsin

July 1 Missouri State Fair Entries Due.
July 2 - 6 Webster County Fair, Dairy Show, Marshfield
July 16 WC District Show, Pleasant Hill
July 16 - 18 4-H State Dairy Judging Camp

July 13 SC District Show, Ava
July 25 - 28 Ozark Empire Fair - Dairy Show Ozark Empire Fair Schedule.

August 13-18 Missouri State Fair & SW District Show
September 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

November 1 Missouri Dairy Hall Nominations Due.
December 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

National Holstein Convention 2012 http://www.holsteinconvention2012.com

Scholarship Listings http://www.hoards.com/youth/collegescholarships

Dairy Shrine Scholarships http://www.dairyshrine.org

FFA Scholarships http://www.ffa.org

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO: http://www.robthom.com/

Groves-View Dairy http://www.grovesviewdairy.com

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors: http://www.modairyhallofhonors.com/

Missouri Dairy Business Update: http://agebb.missouri.edu/modbu/index.htm

Missouri Dairymen’s Resource Guide: http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/dairy/

Genex Custom Collection Services: http://genex.crinet.com/page189/GenexCustomCollection

Missouri Dairy Association: http://www.missouridairy.org

Dairy Agenda Today: http://www.dairyagendatoday.com

Farms.com Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment http://www.farms.com/classifieds

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Tommy Scrivner
Phone: 417-543-0725

Vice President
Ryan Bilyeu

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Scott Wilson


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.  jwright@missouriholstein.com


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